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Extended "Directors" Cut (because that will fix everything)

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Extended Ethan Hawke Edition.

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Warning: Contains enough lens flare, to make even J.J. Abrams blush.
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Unfortunately this movie does not contain the quote "Consider it a divorce." They should have had it in this movie.

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Warning: Contains enough lens flare, to make even J.J. Abrams blush.

He is doing the Mummy reboot now, so expect more!
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I sure hope the lens flare thing dies a quick death. One thing I don't need when watching a movie is to be constantly reminded that I'm looking through a lense or multiple lenses.. even on the CGI shots in some place a camera wouldn't or couldn't be.. there are lens flares (Star Trek.) They are ugly (opinion) they get in the way of other objexts on screen, and they break that illusion of 'being there' by making the viewer aware of a camera on a set.

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I sure hope the lens flare thing dies a quick death. One thing I don't need when watching a movie is to be constantly reminded that I'm looking through a lense or multiple lenses.. even on the CGI shots in some place a camera wouldn't or couldn't be.. there are lens flares (Star Trek.) They are ugly (opinion) they get in the way of other objexts on screen, and they break that illusion of 'being there' by making the viewer aware of a camera on a set.
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I sure hope the lens flare thing dies a quick death. One thing I don't need when watching a movie is to be constantly reminded that I'm looking through a lense or multiple lenses.. even on the CGI shots in some place a camera wouldn't or couldn't be.. there are lens flares (Star Trek.) They are ugly (opinion) they get in the way of other objexts on screen, and they break that illusion of 'being there' by making the viewer aware of a camera on a set.
/rant.

I don't mind natural lens flares, but there are moments when I think there are way too many in certain films. Star Trek didn't pose a real problem for me as it fit that world (futuristic, space, etc.), but Super 8 bordered on excessive.

I think lens flares have now became the film industry's Auto-Tune. Applied sparingly it can enhance something already great. Apply too much of it and then becomes a joke.

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I was actually surprised when I watched it in theaters as I thought it was quite good (and I'm also a great fan of the original). The FX were fantastic and the plot updates/changes were, in general, tastefully done.

The best relief for me was to actually see some panoramic action shots and takes that lasted more than 2 seconds. In an year of bad films like John Carter, Battlefield, Bourne Legacy and disappointments like MIB3 and TDKR; Total Tecall and The Avenges were the saving face for action movies this year, IMO.
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I sure hope the lens flare thing dies a quick death. One thing I don't need when watching a movie is to be constantly reminded that I'm looking through a lense or multiple lenses.. even on the CGI shots in some place a camera wouldn't or couldn't be.. there are lens flares (Star Trek.) They are ugly (opinion) they get in the way of other objexts on screen, and they break that illusion of 'being there' by making the viewer aware of a camera on a set.
/rant.

Is there a "lens flare haters" thread yet? Count me in. Haven't seen this one yet but the lens flare warning is enough to steer me clear. If it's a real genuine unintended flare, that's ok, but this crazy stuff is ridiculous. It completely ruined Star Trek for me.
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Is there a "lens flare haters" thread yet? Count me in. Haven't seen this one yet but the lens flare warning is enough to steer me clear. If it's a real genuine unintended flare, that's ok, but this crazy stuff is ridiculous. It completely ruined Star Trek for me.
I have no issues with the flares in space from Star Trek - or even on the alien ship where the place seemed to be lit with all source 4 spot lights.

However, seeing them on the evenly lit Starfleet bridge and locations was overkill.


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PLEASE TELL ME THIS WILL BE IN SCOPE.......... (come on RAOUL, let's have it wink.gif )

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PLEASE TELL ME THIS WILL BE IN SCOPE.......... (

oar is 2.35:1 why would it be different?
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It could be a blank disc, for all I care. wink.gif
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It could be a blank disc, for all I care. wink.gif

LOL!

well I liked it...
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I KNOW you can't come even close to the original, but did this movie really suck??? Haven't seen it yet, and it will most def. be a rent the first go-around.....

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And why December 18th? That's a long ways away for a summer flick....Avengers is already out....

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It sucked and blew at the same time. A vapid, soulless, plastic POS with nothing even resembling danger, as the heroes are practically bulletproof.

Explosion goes off two feet beside you? No sweat. Jump out of the way, like it's a minor annoyance. It just becomes tedious. I despise PG-13 action movies, trying to be all dark and nasty, when they're ultimately all mouth a no trousers. Reminded me of that other crap, Knight & Day. People getting the **** knock out of them, but getting up again, like they're made out of rubber. Violence must have ramifications, as far as I'm concerned, or it becomes a cartoon.

Quaid is supposed to be badly injured towards the end, yet he looks like he's scuffed his knee, falling off of a child's roundabout.

The only scene I liked, was Warning: Spoiler! (Click to show)
when his mate Harry shows up and does the 'this isn't real, you're still strapped into a chair at Rekall' bit.

Like Bryan Cranston's wig, it was pointless and not required.
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I KNOW you can't come even close to the original, but did this movie really suck??? Haven't seen it yet, and it will most def. be a rent the first go-around.....

I never regarded the original as a timeless masterpiece. It was a good action-sci/fi flick filled with some painful acting moments...

This one is no 2001 either, but there are worse ways to spend 2 hours. And it has Kate. Must-have for me biggrin.gif
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As my friend put it, it's a hundred million dollar movie about an elevator.
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I watched this one last night on BR. Most of the criticisms about the movie mentioned in previous posts in this thread are dead on. Completely lacks the oddball charm, humor and maybe most importantly, gore of the original. And yeah, this is the most lens-flariest movie I've ever seen - in one early scene, these glowing wrap-around binders used on one character create a crappy CGI enhanced mini-blind type flair across most of the screen.

It probably isn't a spoiler at this point to say this movie has nothing to do with Mars and the idea of a express tunnel through the core of the Earth is about the dumbest idea ever presented in a sci-fi flick, not to mention the execution of said idea is even sillier than one could possibly imagine. Once the characters are set up, it's one long, tedious chase sequence that takes up about 7/8ths of the movie.

I will say that even though the production design appears to borrow heavily from Blade Runner and Minority Report, it is well detailed and looks great on this BR presentation.

This is one movie I'll never Rekall again.
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Elevator the action movie
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Abysmal film. 2012 was about as bad as it gets for films. This one makes the ernest and porky's franchises look like masterpieces.
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While the production value is high and there are some good action sequences, I honestly don't understand how remakes like this even get green-lit by a studio?! The same effort could have been put into an original story that I might have wanted to see AGAIN. Guess the Paul Verhoeven bandwagon continues with the RoboCop remake, which to me borders on sacrilege.

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Base on all read here I'll wait until it makes the rounds on free DirecTV channels. :-)

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This movie sucked ass.
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This is one movie I'll never Rekall again.

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Just watched the movie and experienced audio dropouts of 0,5-2 seconds at random intervals. It sometimes worked great for like 15 minutes and other times the dropouts were more frequent. When it happens the speaker signs from the receiver blinks to off until audio comes back. The video was fine so the only thing affected was the audio.

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Everything is connected with hdmi 1.3 cables and i tried switching different cables which didn't seem to fix the problem. I've had the system for a couple of months and haven't experienced any problems like this before so i was wondering if the bluray disc might be to blame? I also tried to change the player from bitstream to pcm and that might have fixed the problem (didn't have any dropouts but had only a little time to test) but i would rather have the player set to bitstream.

So is anyone else having these kind of problems with the movie or is it more probable that there's something wrong with my receiver or player?
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Just watched the movie and experienced audio dropouts of 0,5-2 seconds at random intervals. It sometimes worked great for like 15 minutes and other times the dropouts were more frequent. When it happens the speaker signs from the receiver blinks to off until audio comes back. The video was fine so the only thing affected was the audio.
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Everything is connected with hdmi 1.3 cables and i tried switching different cables which didn't seem to fix the problem. I've had the system for a couple of months and haven't experienced any problems like this before so i was wondering if the bluray disc might be to blame? I also tried to change the player from bitstream to pcm and that might have fixed the problem (didn't have any dropouts but had only a little time to test) but i would rather have the player set to bitstream.
So is anyone else having these kind of problems with the movie or is it more probable that there's something wrong with my receiver or player?

I assume you're talking about the 2012 remake...

No drop-outs watching (or listening) it via an old Panny BD30 bitstream via optical digital into my Pioneer Elite VSX59TXi receiver and HDMI video into a Panny Plasma TV.
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I assume you're talking about the 2012 remake...
No drop-outs watching (or listening) it via an old Panny BD30 bitstream via optical digital into my Pioneer Elite VSX59TXi receiver and HDMI video into a Panny Plasma TV.



This disc is 5.1 Dolby True HD isn't it?

All of the dropout problems I've heard of and or experienced have been with 7.1 True HD tracks - Brave, Finding Nemo etc., and ONLY (at least from what I've experienced/heard) if your using HDMI for audio.

Also switching to PCM helped for me only with Brave - Finding Nemo still had problems with PCM, now watch those two with co-ax out connection and both ok, I know its not True HD but at least its better than dropouts.
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